Announcing DataWorks Summit San Jose Keynote Speaker – Brian Hopkins


I am excited to announce that Brian Hopkins, VP and Principal Analyst for Forrester, will be keynoting at DataWorks Summit in San Jose.

Brian covers big data, systems of insight, public cloud, insight platforms, and insight for the internet of things. He also leads Forrester’s emerging technology and technology innovation research, leading a team of analysts who write Forrester’s top technology trends and top emerging technology reports annually. His research provides practical advice to CIOs, enterprise architects, technology managers, and customer insights professionals seeking to build insights-driven businesses and maximize the value of their business technology investments.

In his keynote presentation, Brian will dig into the Information technology evolution trends that are accelerating the pace of business. He’ll offer a vision of the future where customers are in charge, software is learning to learn, big data has moved off-premise into the cloud, and exponential trends are fueling more software innovation than ever before. And he’ll leave you armed with practical advice on how to invest for success no matter where you are on your big data journey.

Brian has 18 years of experience in technology management as an advisor, strategist, architect, and manager. Before joining Forrester, he worked in the financial services and defense industries, where he acted as architecture director for data management and analytics; overhauled enterprise architecture practices and process governance; advised executives on business technology strategy; and managed multimillion-dollar technology investment programs. Brian was in the US Navy for 10 years as an officer in the nuclear submarine force, where he served as an engineering assistant for USS Seahorse (SSN 669), assistant intelligence officer for Submarine Group 7, and operations and navigation officer for USS Bremerton (SSN 698). He attended Texas A&M University, class of ’88, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Ross Volunteer.

We’re very excited to welcome Brian as part of the DataWorks Summit experience!

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